A refreshing ball of good news to all players in the healthcare industry, Steward Bank have just made a whooping $100 Million loan facility available to all healthcare industry players interested. The facility, code named Healthcare Fund is available as from today the 17th of August 2018. The announcement was made today by the steward bank CEO Dr Lance Mambondiyani at the ZIMA Annual Scientific Conference 2018 currently underway at the Rainbow Towers in Harare.
Why the Healthcare Sector.
By now im sure you know someone or you have heard of someone who went to a hospital seriously ill, only to be given pain killers and be sent back home. This was done probably for various reasons chief among them, the medical practitioners either were not able to diagnose the patient or because other resources needed to treat the patient were not available.
If right now we open the flow to trade stories about what happens at various hospitals, clinics and or any medical facility, we would need a good 36 hours to exhaust the stories. Most of our medical facilities are probably under equipped and or equipped with outdated and or obsolete machinery that makes treating patients in some of these facilities a nightmare.
Steward Bank has decided to facilitate this sector in a bid to recapilize and modernise the commercial healthcare facilities in zimbabwe. The objective of the facility according to Steward bank is to:
Help bridge the gap in the quality of healthcare services provided to every Zimbabwean in pursuit of sustainable and equal health for all
What Are The Services Under The Healthcare Fund
Under this scheme healthcare players will be able to get a loan for the following
- Asset Financing – funding the purchase of medical equipment. this facility is aimed at providing capacity to implement the latest technology in the Zimbabwean medical landscape and modernize our private healthcare sector
- Commercial Mortgages – Funding the outright purchase of finished buildings or land, construction as well as renovation of exhisting buildings.
- Working Capital- Bridging Finance to medical and institutions and service providers to alleviate cash flow pressures and ensure maximum business viability and sustainabilty
The tenure for these loans range from 12 months to 10 years depending on the facility that you choose.
What Are The Facility Requirements?
Interested applicants for the Healthcare Fund facility must meet these requirements and have the following:
Practitioner should be fully licensed/registered
A Company Profile
Cash flow projections for at least the 12 months
Latest Management Accounts and 3 years audited financials.
Proposed security Directors’s Gurantees
Statement of net worth for the directors
Company Resolutions to borrow on company letterhead
Certicate of Incorporation and a operating license, memorandum and articles of association, CR14, CR6, and rurrent annual returns.
Bank Statements for the recent past six months
Facility letter on corporate letterhead stating the nature/type and amount of facities being sought
Tax clearance Certificate
Aged analysis of creditors and debtors
IDs, 2 passport sized sized photos and proof of residence for all directors as they apprear on the CR14.
At the end of it all, “everyday banking for everyday people”, Steward Bank is slowly becoming an everyday facility to the masses of Zimbabweans home and abroad. With products and facilities like these, everyone is going to be a Steward bank customer one way or the other very soon. In my books, expansion is an indication of success, who doesn’t want to be aligned with the successful?
5 thoughts on “$100 Million Loan Facility Available For Medical Practitioners And Other Healthcare Sector Players,From Steward Bank.”
Though I think $100 million seems to be a good starting point, it is just merely a drop in the ocean for us to fully get up to health care services within the SADC REGION. We need more players coming to have the wholesome revival of a once vibrant Healthcare system
As they say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step so this move by Steward might or should jolt other players to join the fray. kudos to Steward bank
Why don’t they offer the public sector because there’s no point having facilities that no one can afford…. This won’t end well and it’s perkypa money making initiative with fixing the core problems
Great idea but most likely to benefit established health care providers only.Why 3 years in business.Unnecessary.Loans can be insured.So the young people will never benefit.
Isnt there a facility for aspiring business owners. The requirements there seem to be for those already practising. How about those with sound business plans and willing to start from scratch
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